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Kentucky special needs teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

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Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey says nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives.

A Harrison County teacher has been arrested and charged after having an inappropriate relationship with a student, according to Kentucky State Police.

Amanda Phillips, 37, was charged Wednesday with first-degree sexual abuse, state police said. She was employed by the Harrison County School District as a special needs teacher at the time of her arrest, according to police.

In a statement Thursday, Harrison County Schools said Phillips is no longer employed by the Harrison County Board of Education due to the allegations. The district did not provide any additional information..

The district website says she worked at Eastside Elementary School.

State police arrested Phillips after an investigation following a complaint of about the alleged inappropriate relationship.

The victim was a prior student of Phillips who was over 12 years old at the time, police said.

According to WKYT, Phillips’ arrest citation states she admitted to the inappropriate relationship inside her home. Phillips confessed to kissing and other physical actions of sexual nature, WKYT reported.

Detectives are continuing their investigation. They are confirming no other students were involved in a relationship with Phillips.

Phillips is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 24.

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